InnerSelf Newsletter: November 27th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 27th, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

As we've all heard, doubtless numerous times, when life hands you lemons make lemonade. This week we remind you (and ourselves) that we have many paths that we can choose as we travel along in life. We can "Take the Vulnerable Path" and we can use this "Opportunity To Take The Road Less Traveled". And of course we always have the choice of "Reassessing and Rebuilding Our Lives and Letting The Path Be Our Teacher".

These and many other articles this week can help shed light on our next steps, on how to attain our dreams, and create the life we have dreamed of (or perhaps have not dared dream of).

We also have, as usual, numerous "additional articles" on topics ranging from health, to parenting, climate change, and our current social and political situation. We invite you to read these articles with an open mind and an open heart, and discover new perspectives, insights, and possibilities for our future and the future of our children and our planet.

Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.

Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"

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Acquaintances and Friends: Acceptance and Forgiveness

Written by Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.

Acquaintances, Friends, and Forgiveness

Like strangers, and every person in our path, we encounter acquaintances and friends for a reason. More accurately, we attract them. Sometimes the reasons appear obvious, and at other times the reasons are not obvious at all and may take months or years to dawn.

Read article here:  Acquaintances and Friends: Acceptance and Forgiveness

What Now? An Opportunity To Take The Road Less Traveled?

Written by Master Charles Cannon.

What Now? An Opportunity To Take The Road Less Traveled?

Underneath the dogma, we’re all pretty much the same and we want very similar things. We may differ wildly on how to achieve them, but if we start with objectives that we can agree on, like safety for our children, health care for all of us, an economy that rewards honest work, etc., then perhaps...

Read article here:  What Now? An Opportunity To Take The Road Less Traveled?

The Promise of Mindfulness: The End of Conflicted Emotions and Ignorance

Written by Nigel Wellings.

The Promise of Mindfulness: The End of Conflicted Emotions and Ignorance

Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teaches us that what makes the stresses in our life particularly damaging is how we mismanage them. The tendency to resist or willfully ignore our situation, misperceive and have fixed ideas about who we are and the reality we inhabit, is slowly replaced with mindfulness...

Read article here:  The Promise of Mindfulness: The End of Conflicted Emotions and Ignorance

Taking the Vulnerable Path to Achieve Authentic Long-term Success

Written by Blake Bauer.

Taking the Vulnerable Path to Achieve Authentic Long-term Success

When we allow our fears to drive our choices, the actions we do not take and the opportunities we allow to pass us by are symbolic of us rejecting the life we genuinely desire. Conversely, when we find the courage to face our fears directly...

Read article here:  Taking the Vulnerable Path to Achieve Authentic Long-term Success

Why It's Important to Make a Distinction Between Feelings and Emotions

Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.

Why It's Important to Make a Distinction Between Feelings and Emotions

People tend to throw around a lot of words to describe their emotions and feelings. We're confused or we feel frustrated. We're hurt or we're excited. Whatever the label, deciphering feelings from emotions can be a bit perplexing. If we start by learning the difference there are big rewards.

Read article here:  Why It's Important to Make a Distinction Between Feelings and Emotions

Reassessing and Rebuilding Our Lives and Letting The Path Be Our Teacher

Written by Eileen Campbell.

Reassessing and Rebuilding Our Lives and Letting The Path Be Our Teacher

When a crisis erupts in our lives, we need to ask ourselves what is really going on. Whatever form it takes, it’s usually some kind of wake-up call. However difficult the circumstances are, we need to trust that something isn’t working and is trying to change— ultimately for our benefit.

Read article here:  Reassessing and Rebuilding Our Lives and Letting The Path Be Our Teacher

Astrological Journal for the Week

Pam YounghansWritten by Pam Younghans

This weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read more

It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights. 


* 5 Extraordinary Poems That Inspired Bob Dylan

* 5 Ways to Handle Difficult Emotional Situations

* A Dying Mule Always Kicks the Hardest

* Alzheimer’s Didn’t Cause Memory Loss For These 90-year-olds

* America Must Allow Its Heart to Break Before It Can Heal

* Are Cosmetics Containing Vitamin A Safe During Pregnancy?

* Are E-cigarettes As Bad For Your Teeth and Gums As Regular Cigarettes?

* Backdoors And Spyware On Smartphones Is The Norm In China

* Can Biofortified Rice Ease Hidden Hunger It Causes?

* Clouds Slow Down Warming In The Short Term

* Do Conservatives Value Moral Purity More Than Liberals?

* Don't Bet On Renewable Energy Alone To Stop Global Warming

* Eat Your Fibre Or Face The Flesh-eating Microbe Cannibals

* First-contact Film "Arrival" Finds New Way To Explore Aliens

* Fixing Obamacare: Four Ways To Address Rising Costs And Less Choice

* Health Literacy Is A Matter Of Life Or Death

* How Confirmation Bias Helps Explain Why Pundits Got The Election Wrong

* How Do You Talk To Kids About Racism?

* How Losing Forests On One Side Affects The Other Side Of The World

* How The World Reached The Brink Of Nuclear War Not Once But Twice In 1983

* How To Bridge The Political Divide At The Holiday Dinner Table

* If Journalists Want To Determine The Truth, Here's How Artificial Intelligence Can Help

* In Search Of A "Bob Marley": It's Time To Create New Reggae Dialogues

* Is Cheese Good For You?

* It Wasn't Just Fake News Presenting A Fake Hillary Clinton

* Jill Stein Raising Funds for Recount: Election Integrity Depends on YOU!

* Lessons From Climbing The Social Ladder In Ancient Rome

* Take A Break From The News And Focus On Gratitude And Loving

* The First 100 Day Of The Trumpland Resistance Agenda

* These Hottest Years Will Soon Be Our New Normal And Then Some

* This New Drug Helps Radiation Kill Prostate Cancer

* This Tiny WiFi Radio Could Get Us Closer To The Internet Of Things

* Weight Gain Fears Sway Some Women In Birth Control Choices

* What Actually Went Wrong In The 2016 Election

* What Are The Emotions At Play When Customers Steal From Businesses?

* What’s The Best Way To Improve Bee Habitat?

* What Will The World Actually Look Like At 1.5°C Of Warming?

* While Cranberries Are Healthy, They Don't Appear To Cure Urinary Tract Infections

* Why Balance Is So Important To Our Well-being?

* Why Donald Trump Should Read The Wizard Of Oz

* Why Every American Deserves a Guaranteed Minimum Income From Common Wealth

* Why Friends And Parents Play A Big Part In Making A Criminal

* Why Heat Is An Urban Killer & What You Can Do About It

* Why It Is Useful To Understand The Role Of Genetics In Behavior

* Why Repealing Obamacare May Not Be As Easy As Trump Thinks

* Why Super-niche Dating Apps Are No Shortcut To Love

* Why The Deportation Of Illegal Immigrates Is One Giant Economic Screwup

* Why The Democratic Party Lost Its Soul

* Why The Selfie Should Not Be A Dirty Word

* Why The Things You Remember Best Happened When You Were Between 15 And 25

* Why Victims Are Always The Harmless, Easy Targets Of Dirty Politics

* Why Would Falling Disability Benefits Cause People to Stop Working?

* Why Young Children Are Terrible At Hiding

* Will China Lead On Climate Change As The US Appears Out Of The Running?

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. Rather than wait for the newsletter, you can visit each section according to your interests throughout the week. Each section listed below is designed as its own "mini-website".

The "Living in Harmony" section includes articles on Health & Well-Being, Home & Garden, Pets, Leisure & Creativity, Finance & Careers, and Science and Technology.

The "Personal Development" area covers Attitude Adjustments (which includes Fear, Anger, Gratitude, Forgiveness), Relationships & Parenting, Spirituality & Mindfulness (including Meditation), Intuition & Awareness (including astrology), and Happiness & Success.

"Social & Political" covers topics that affect us personally yet deal with a more "societal" or "political" sphere. This area covers Environment & Climate, Democracy, Justice, Inequality, Economy, and more. These topics are very relevant for our communal journey on Planet Earth.


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